F3 Knoxville

Hill Flutter Pumps

✔ THE SCENE:   75 degrees and clear.. Pretty darn nice!

✔ F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Non-pro, free, f3, scale, trolley, covid, cell phone.


  • SSH + Burpees
  • Tempo Flutters
  • Tempo Gas Pumps
  • Flutter Pumps – Adding a gas pump on the fourth count of a flutter kick
  • Cherry Pickers
  • Merkin Hand motions ( diamond, regular, wide, alter left, alter right)
  • High Knees + Burpees
  • 5 different merkins of the day ( diamond, regular, wide, alter left, alter right)

The Thang:  Hill Flutter Pumps

For each hill (8 of them) do 4 rounds of :

At bottom of hill

  1. Diamond Merkin
  2. Merkin
  3. Wide Merkin
  4. Left Arm Alter Merkin
  5. Right Arm Alter Merkin
  6. Diamond Merkin
  7. Merkin
  8. Wide Merkin
  9. Left Arm Alter Merkin
  10. Right Arm Alter Merkin
  11. Run to top of hill
  12. 10 Flutter Pumps at top of hill. (3 single flutter kicks + 1 gas pump)

@ These Hills:

  1. Next to AO
  2. Next to All Saints entrance
  3. South Cedar Bluff Elementary Entrance
  4. North Cedar Bluff Elementary Playground
  5. At the cross
  6. Soccer field fence
  7. At Football field sign
  8. South football field sign

We ran out of time at hill four and had to high tail it back home.

MARY: no time.


In this time of covid I’ve been skipping church and missing worship.  After church I watch the sermons but fast foreword through worship. This is not good. God caught my heart with some awesome songs by Jeremy Camp over the weekend and it brought me to worship quickly.  I miss worship greatly and once I started to worship it really lifted my heart.  I encourage you my brothers to not forsake worship.. Your heart needs it.  During our workout today I brought around a little speaker and played some rockin worship. I hope it inspired you to press on through the tough times. There are some awesome Christian artists out there today producing great songs. I highly recommend  Jeremy Camp, Sanctus Real, Zach Williams, Unspoken, David Crowder, Austin French, Toby Mac, Big Daddy Weave.  Those were the artists of the playlist we listened to while working out. Then at the end I handed out the lyrics of “Indestructible Soul” by Jeremy Camp.

My flesh may fail me, but my future is secure. These lies may break me down, But one thing is for sure. I will fight again, Find the fire again, For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.  I give it all away, ‘Cause these worldly things will not be the end of me
I know my soul is indestructible
When I’m standing in Your love My fear, it turns to dust
I’ve got this hope, and it’s unbreakable
No power strong enough, Nothing can overcome
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul
I’m walking in the truth that life is in Your hands, Knowing You go before me helps me understand. That You’re my defense, What can stand against.
I know the darkness has no chance. How You lift me up. Keep my eyes above, And now I’m running free.
I know my soul is indestructible
When I’m standing in Your love, My fear, it turns to dust
I’ve got this hope, and it’s unbreakable
No power strong enough, Nothing can overcome
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul
There’s no fire, there’s no pain That can take my peace away. There’s no wall I can’t climb, When it’s You that leads the way. There’s no fire, there’s no pain That can take my peace away There’s no wall I can’t climb When it’s You that leads the way
My soul is indestructible
When I’m standing in Your love My fear, it turns to dust
I know my soul is indestructible
When I’m standing in Your love My fear, it turns to dust
I’ve got this hope, and it’s unbreakable
No power strong enough Nothing can overcome
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul


Pom Pom and GiJane for Wednesday.  Welcome FNG “West Coast”!!



F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER  ✔👌 – With some additional mumble-chatter:  

PURPOSE of Q-101: Designed to teach how to lead a proper workout and the structure of an F3 workout.The First F of “F3” is fitness. It’s the workout we suffer through together in the Gloom. Traditionally, this is a boot camp style workout but it doesn’t have to be.

A few points made:

1) No perfect F3 Workout. Everyone’s design for a workout will be different and that is a great thing. It fosters muscle confusion and breaks the monotony.

2) It’s not about you. It’s about the PAX. Everything you do should be focused on the group.

3) Actually Plan the Workout: Type it out, bring it with you, run it by a member who has experience.

4) Know your limitations – if you can’t do it, don’t Q it

5) Better to have too much, than not enough

6) Always keep time (wear a watch) and be respectful of others’ time

7) Never leave a man behind – (string of pearls) We start together, we finish together. It’s how we make people feel included and how we keep them coming back.

Every workout will be different and that’s what we want. We become stronger through each other’s differences. Variety is key. Pay attention to the PAX and break monotony if you have to.


First, as the Q, always show up early make adjustments for conditions, etc. Set the tone (command voice!), welcome the PAX, especially FNGs. Call out 1 minute warning – establishes command, sets the tone. WELCOME people – does two things: 1) acknowledges they exist and 2) that they have value to the group.

*Make sure the FLAG is there (this is very important at JUCO and not something we are willing to compromise)

Q demonstrated and went over how to call an exercise the F3 way: Call the exercise, Ready Position…Move…In Cadence…..Exercise commands.  All In Cadence:

SSH x 25

Imperial Walkers x 20

Tempo Squats x 15

8 CT Body Builders x 10

Mosey to newer North Parking Lot, stopping for some Partner Sets: Merkins x100 and Squats x100

Mosey to coupon pile.  Two Rounds of Partner carry/Burpees – P1 carried coupon up and around the concrete wall while P2 did Burpees.  When P1 returns, switch, rinse and repeat.

Mosey to large triangle shaped median for Bearmuda Triangle – Bear Crawl to corner 1, 3 Burpees.  Bear Crawl to corner 2, 6 Burpees.  Bear Crawl to corner 3, 9 Burpees.

Mosey back to Shovel Flag.

Dealer’s Choice – Went around the circle having PAX practice calling exercises the proper way while being gently critiqued.

12 Strong, including Cougar from F3 Johnson City


When you think of the term “ministry” what comes to mind? Many of us associate that term with pastors, preachers, priests or other “official” religious leaders in the church. Christians seem to think that is who does “real ministry.”

But the Apostle Paul states otherwise. In fact he indicates that the church’s teaching ministry is, at least in part, preparatory. It merely EQUIPS members to carry out ministry – ministry that is every bit as real as the ministry of preaching.

Perhaps we lionize the ministry of church leaders because we tend to think that our everyday works that we carry out seem so small and unnoticed. So what does the church’s teaching ministry prepare us to do? It EQUIPS us to:

1) Put away slander and speak truth (Ephesians 4)

2) Work hard at our jobs (Ephesians 4 and 6)

3) Put to death stinginess and share what we have with others (Ephesians 4)

4) Refrain from dirty jokes and profanity (Ephesians 4 and 5)

5) Be kind and forgive one another (Ephesians 4)

6) Avoid being deceived by false doctrine (Ephesians 5)

7) Love our wives (Ephesians 5)

8) Raise our children in a way that honors the Lord (Ephesians 6)

9) Treat employees and co-workers equitably and justly (Ephesians 6)

So what does “real ministry” look like for Paul? It looks like two men putting aside rivalry and comparison to love and serve one another. It looks like a young man refusing to tell a dirty joke for a cheap laugh and instead choosing words that build up. It looks like cheerfully punching numbers into a spreadsheet from 9 to 5 as an act of devotion to Jesus. It looks like sharing the gospel with an unbelieving neighbor or sending an email to a discouraged brother. It looks like a man laboring to help his wife overcome depression and thrive spiritually. It looks like inviting a friend to F3 or even better, serving the men out here by signing up to Q a workout. None of these actions, of course, looks glamorous, and some may even go unnoticed in the world. But for Paul, these things are “REAL MINISTRY.”

CSAUP Off The Chain, Collections for Mend House

Totally not burpees

THE SCENE:71 and humid

cherry pickers 5x

some of these some of those

In honor of colio – one squat
Mosey to the court yard

Four corners down the ladder

15 burpees total the first lap – must do at least one burpee at each corner pick your poison

14 burpees total the second lap

– and so on and so no….all the way down to 1

with time running short we mosey to the parking lot a lot of cones there so we ran front to back all the way through them. 5 burpee penalty for each cone knocked over. total of 10 burpees were handed out Thanks Juge!

ribbed hot yoga special

stretched our legs and our core with some ending downward dogs for deep stretches
all tagged
encouraged the AO and the AOQ for their living the three F’s in F3. It’s amazing to watch from out here at the equalizer.
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
july 18 at the dog pound be there!

Tabata Chest and Arms


Partly Cloudy, 70 ℉. Feels like 72 ℉. Humidity 100%. Wind 2.1 mi/h from NE.


  • 25 –  4 count SSH
  • Michael Phelps

Mosey to CMU pile stopping a couple times doing 5-6 burpees while waiting for the six.

First activities follow a Tabata timing structure. So, using a phone or second hand or an actual tabata application.

  1.  Tabata timing 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest for 4 minutes. CMU press while laying on ground. AMRAP each of the 20 second work periods.
  2. Mosey about 50 yards out and back.  Shake out the arms.
  3. Tabata timing 3 sets of 3 cycles, 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest each cycle.  20 seconds rest in between sets. Each set consists of a cycle each of:
    1. Standard Shoulder Press
    2. Curls
    3. Overhead Tricep Extension
  4. Mosey about 50 yards out and back.  Shake out the arms.
  5. 10 tempo Merkins on CMU in cadence.  Really slow.
  6. 10 tempo curls with CMU in cadence.  Slowly.  Last 5 emphasizing the negative.
  7. Put up CMUs and Mosey to bleachers.
  8. Run to top of bleachers and back down followed by 25 Monkey Humpers. Rinse and Repeat until six has completed 3 sets.
  9. Up bleachers and down but now with 25 Squats.  Rinse/Repeat 3 times.
  10. Mosey back to AO stopping halfway, grabbing the curb to do 50 heal raises.

Jack Webbs to 10 and then a few ab exercises to handle last couple minutes. (American Hammers, Dolly Parton’s, Freddy Mercurys)

15 PAX


A Prayer for Submission to God’s Will
Lord God, my Refuge, I am frustrated and fed up with life right now. I need Your help. Remind me that You are sovereign and in control. Help me to let go and to trust You. I am sorry for trying to control every aspect of my life and I give over the driving seat to You. Keep me from feeling upset about things I cannot control and give me a new trust in Your promise to work everything for my good. Thank You that You love me. Amen.



Better late than Bernie

THE SCENE: 70 and beat the rain

Windmills, cherry pickers, baby arm circles, merkins, and a few sprints and karaoke
Counting by 10s feeling the burn!

Mosie to large parking lot by the lake.  Shuttle run to increasing distance parking lines, bernie back and exercises at starting line:

10 Burpees

20 BBS

30 Lunges

40 Merkins

50 SSH

60 Squats

70 Overhead claps

80 Flutter kicks

90 Calf raises

100 LBCs

  • MARY: LBCs and Plank thrusters(?not sure what these are called)


2 Corinthians Ch 4 v16-18

Remember, don’t look at the troubles we can see now, rather fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
Dog pound CSAUP. July 18th more details to come